SOCHAI combines low cost, low tech innovative product and services to tackle the health and nutrition issues at ground level.
On the service aspect, we design and implement community based programs (training, workshops, boot-camp, counseling) targeting pregnant lactating mothers, adolescents, health mother’s group, FCHVs, youth and school children. To deliver this service, we train, empower and mobilize young people at the ground level as active contributors for development.
Skill development and empowerment programs on health, agriculture and nutrition for Health Mother’s Group/FCHVs/Community groups
On the product side, we develop various innovative tools and kits that aid our knowledge and skill building programs. Some of the low tech tools that complement our community programs are ‘Nutribeads bracelet’ which informs about how to feed a child in the first 2 years of their life and the ‘RedCycle bracelet’ which helps understand, accept, communicate and track menstruation.
These bracelets are handmade by the local artisans. We are creating income opportunities for local women and artisans by making and selling these bracelets, and helping them find a way out of poverty.
Through our buy one give one scheme, you can purchase our Redcycle and Nutribeads bracelets and help a woman or a girl in rural and marginalized communities receive a free bracelet and counseling by Team SOCHAI.
Gift Our Bracelets
$8 per Bracelet
$5 per Bracelet
SOCHAI has been taking small steps but big strides to support women, children and families reach their full potential in life.
For achieving our goal of improving maternal and child nutrition practices, we have already reached 1000+ mothers/children, 300+ community health workers and Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs), 3000+ adolescents and more than 25 youth through our community based programs led by young people in eight districts across Nepal.
The pilot study conducted in by SOCHAI in Lubhu community, Lalitpur has shown that the community based learning program complemented by use of our innovation – ‘Nutribeads bracelet’ has helped in significantly improving the knowledge about nutrition and child feeding among mothers.
We have also sold and distributed 1500+ Nutribeads and Redcycle bracelets free of cost to mothers, FCHVs and adolescent girls during our programs which have helped our target users understand as well as communicate information on nutrition and menstruation effectively.
By selling the Nutribeads and Redcycle bracelets, we were also able to raise the fund to support disaster victims in Morang Districts. We also organized several community based programs for golden 1000 days mothers, health mothers groups and other community groups, FCHVs, school children. These programs have sensitized and supported communities to adopt healthy nutrition and hygiene practices.
Mothers provided counselling
Nutribeads and Redcycle Bracelets Distributed
Community Health Workers/FCHVs oriented
Health Mothers Group Members sensitized